Twenty-three railroads are developing a consolidated automatic car identification (ACI) system for classification yards in Chicago. The system will be connected with the AAR's TRAIN computer in Washington and will assist in identification and provide advanced consist information. The General Managers Association preceeded the decision for this joint system with an economic evaluation and cost analysis showing the direct and related savings for the terminals. The four areas of direct savings will include: yard forces, clerical work, per diem, and car interchange. A 'domino effect' is expected as related terminal operations are indirectly affected by prior increases in train speed.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Myers, E T
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 57
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1974 12:00AM